Xbox Sales Drop as Microsoft’s Gaming Division Declines in Revenue
Microsoft’s Xbox sales declined by 13 percent while the gaming system’s content and services saw a 12 percent drop in revenue, the company said on Tuesday as part of its quarterly earnings report for the three months ending on Dec. 31. Total revenue for the gaming division dropped by 13 percent year over year. In […]
Microsoft Misses Revenue Expectations, Citing Strong Dollar
Microsoft missed revenue expectations Tuesday, as the tech giant cited “evolving macroeconomic conditions and other unforeseen items” for the unfavorable results. The company reported fourth-quarter revenue of $51.90 billion, below the $51.94 billion and $52.74 billion it had forecast. Adjusted earnings per share were $2.34, below the expected range of $2.24 to $2.32. Microsoft had […]
Xbox Partners With Samsung to Bring Gaming App to Smart TVs
During Microsoft’s “What’s Next for Gaming” virtual briefing this week, the tech giant revealed its plan to bring the Xbox app to Samsung Smart TVs. Starting June 30, players can access the Xbox app through the Games Hub on a 2022 Samsung TV, pair a Bluetooth controller and be able to play over one hundred […]
American Sign Language Xbox Channel on Twitch Is a Game Changer for Deaf Gamers: “We Can Finally Participate”
“To me, accessible gaming, and accessible content in general, means that everybody should have the same experience no matter their situation.” These words come from Sean McIntyre, whose career in entertainment has included helping to produce live events such as the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) and serving as a producer on G4’s Attack of the […]
‘Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga’ Includes Meme Mark Hamill Hates
Mark Hamill is going to roll his eyes if he happens to play Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga, the highly anticipated video game that finally dropped on Tuesday. The massive Lego-themed action-adventure game, developed by Traveller’s Tales and published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, includes gamified versions of all nine films from the Skywalker […]
How Xbox Normalizes Indie Games With Its Self-Publishing Program
“There’s always something new, there’s always something unexpected,” says Chris Charla, a former game developer who now serves as senior director of the ID@Xbox self-publishing program at Microsoft. He’s speaking to The Hollywood Reporter from the Game Developer’s Conference in San Francisco and referencing the grand scope of independent video games, the entertainment medium that […]
New ‘Grand Theft Auto’ Game in the Works at Rockstar
Rockstar Games on Friday gave the news that fans have been waiting years to hear: a new Grand Theft Auto game is in development. Not much was shared about the new installment in the wildly popular (and controversial) video game franchise, but the company said it would have more information sooner rather than later. “Many […]
The Independent Gamer: Experimental Studio Ghost Pattern Launching Narrative ‘Wayward Strand’ for PlayStation
Experimental Design Studio Ghost Pattern Set to Launch Debut Narrative Game Australian developer and publisher Ghost Pattern is bringing the interactive story Wayward Strand to PlayStation 4 and 5 next year, as well as Steam. The game is set aboard an airborne hospital in 1970s Australia, with players taking on the role of a teen […]
Xbox Unveils Full List of Demos Available During Summer Game Fest Event
Xbox has released the full list of upcoming unreleased games that will be available as playable demos during an ID@Xbox event in partnership with Geoff Keighley’s Summer Game Fest. From June 15 – 21, players will be able to download 40 game demos, many of them still early in development, from independent developers around the […]
‘L.A. Noire’ Turns 10: Cast of the Video Game Made Up of Several ‘Mad Men’ Alums Looks Back at Making the Imaginative Title
Aaron Staton, Michael Gladis, Myra Turley, Rich Sommer, Kate Norby and Patrick Fischler revisit the instant classic to discuss working on the groundbreaking project and its legacy, among more.
Sony Pulls ‘Cyberpunk 2077’ From PlayStation Store, Offers Full Refunds
Sony has pulled 'Cyberpunk 2077' from the PlayStation Store after the PS4 and Xbox One versions of the CD Projekt game continued to be plagued by technical issues which has created a huge consumer backlash.
‘Cyberpunk 2077’ Leads Gamescom Awards Nominations
The dystopian action title 'Cyberpunk 2077,' from Polish game studio CD Projekt Red, leads this year's Gamescom Awards with six nominations. The game features Keanu Reeves in a starring role.